Elon Musk said Tesla could build Australia a power storage system in 100 days. Now we’ll see
Tesla Inc.’s chief executive, Elon Musk, has already placed one of his biggest paris in energy development and how fast it can happen.
Musk stopped a few months ago that Tesla could build an energy-storage system connected to the grid in Australia in 100 days or would the cost. Now you have the opportunity to prove it.
Tesla announced Friday that it will build the battery storage system for the most powerful lithium-ion battery in the world in the state of South Australia. Musk promised the project was completed in 100 days or is free.
Tesla, based in Palo Alto, said it joins Neoen, the French renewable energy company, to complete the project by December, at the start of the Australian summer.
With 100 megawatts of capacity, the system will provide enough power for more than 30,000 homes for just over an hour at full power. He said that the capacity of the project will be three times that of the largest battery system.
Most lithium-ion batteries are installed at a site owned by San Diego Gas and Electric in Escondido. Californians have seen more and more storage batteries as an alternative to building more natural gas power plants as a means to meet the growing demand for clean energy.
All California utilities should produce 50% of their electricity from clean energy by 2030, and some legislators want the mandate to reach 100% by 2045.
Energy storage is considered by many to be a key to achieving government goals while ensuring that the lights stay on.
In March, musk has bet its company for a battery-connected system in South Australia installed and running within 100 days to help mitigate power cuts, coming and going on Twitter with Australian billionaire Mike Cannon- Brookes.
At a press conference on Friday, Musk said that Tesla could end up losing $ 50 million if the company can not end up in the time system. The project’s specific costs have not been disclosed.
Although musk is known for its ability to beat its products, its commitment is not too complete, said Robert McCullough, an energy consultant who manages the McCullough Research Oregon.
In January, Tesla unveiled one of the largest energy storage facilities in the world, in partnership with Southern California Edison. Using 400 Tesla PowerPack units, the facility can store enough power to power 2,500 homes. This storage project was completed in 90 days.
“The good news about the team is modular,” McCullough said. “If you can install one, you can install 100.”
During the press conference, he said that musk applications of large-scale batteries were the way of the future. “I see this as something the world is going to see as an example,” musk said.
An important step in the evolution of energy storage fundamentally changes how the grid works in California and throughout the country.
Natural gas plants are considered to be the bridge to a future in which clean and carbonless energy, such as solar and wind power provide all the electricity.
Natural gas plants can increase rapidly to meet periods of high demand or provide a constant supply of electricity, unlike the energy generated by soil and wind, based on different natural sources.
But sources of energy storage with higher yields and lower costs lead to less need for central fossil fuels of natural gas that emit less pollution but also contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
State regulators have approved three new natural gas facilities in the Los Angeles basin, primarily to ensure sufficient electricity supply when solar wind and desert turbines do not provide the necessary electricity, either because of the lack of wind, Cloudiness or a natural electrical lines of damage caused by disasters.
However, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the state’s grid operator, California’s Independent System Operator, reviewing the energy alternatives have a handful of other natural gas plants.